LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Many throughout the world are curious as to what will be projected on the massive Sphere’s Exosphere during the Super Bowl in one week’s time. On Sunday, we received a sneak preview of what to expect from the newest addition to the Las Vegas skyline.
The collaboration with the National Football League is scheduled to kick off on Monday. On Sunday, Sphere Entertainment Co. previewed the offerings expected to be seen on the landmark’s Exosphere, or 1.2 million LED exterior visage, celebrated as the largest LED screen in the world.
During the game, the CBS broadcast of Super Bowl LVIII will be broadcast on the Exosphere. Content on Sphere will respond in real time to the action on the field between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Additionally, officials say Sphere will be the focus of two curated moments during the game broadcast on CBS.
There’s no immediate word on whether or not the adorable Sphere emoji will make an appearance during the big game, but the little guy is usually up to something, so that’s worth keeping an eye on as the game approaches.
In the week leading up to the Super Bowl, Sphere will project NFL-related content, including a countdown clock and a graphic highlighting Sunday’s matchup. Additionally, all 57 Super Bowl rings will be displayed on Sphere in the lead up to the NFL championship game, providing fans in the entertainment capital of the world for the Super Bowl a unique photo opportunity to represent their favorite team.
“In celebration of Super Bowl LVIII, Sphere Studios created custom content that will run throughout the week,” said a news release from Sphere Entertainment Co. “This includes, as part of its ongoing XO/Art program, commissions from legendary street artists to create custom art for the Exosphere that will run at various times this week.”
The outside of Sphere, or the Exosphere, is the largest LED screen on Earth, consisting of approximately 1.2 million LED pucks spaced eight inches apart. Each puck contains 48 individual LED diodes.